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For patient information, including products that have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance and the Top Ten Dental Symptoms, visit MouthHealthy.org
. There’s also MouthHealthyKids.org
, a great site for teaching kids the importance of brushing, how to deal with braces, and what to expect when they go to the dentist. There are even games and puzzles.
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for every member of your family, whether they’re 8 months or 80 years old. Each section from Pregnancy through Adults Over 60 covers dental health concerns, healthy habits, and nutrition tips targeted to each life stage.
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Have a question about your dental health? Search over 120 topics to learn and watch videos about different dental issues and discover how you can prevent and/or treat these issues.
ADA Seal of Acceptance
There are so many dental care products on the store shelves, how do you decide what’s best for you and your family … favorite brand, lowest price, great flavor, safe and effective? The ADA Seal of Acceptance database
can help you narrow down your search for oral health products that do exactly what they claim under a Seal you can trust.
Check out your symptoms on the ADA Dental Symptom Checker
, which can help you understand what your dental symptoms may mean so that you can make informed decisions about your dental health. You can also download the Symptom Checker app for Android and Apple devices.
Making wise food and beverage choices are good for your entire body as well as helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums. Learn about foods that could help – or harm your dental health
Want to make dental health fun for children? Visit MouthHealthyKids.org
. There you’ll find fun videos and activities for kids of all ages. There are even some presentations for educators.
REQUEST FOR MEDIATION
The Northern Virginia Dental Society’s (NVDS) Patient Relations Committee has been established to mediate disputes that may arise between a patient and a member of the Northern Virginia Dental Society.
The following steps must be taken for a patient to begin the mediation process:
- The patient needs to fill out a mediation form. The patient can check that the dentist is a member of NVDS by calling the Central Office at 703-642-5297. It is important to note that NVDS cannot accept complaints solely based on seeking financial refunds to the patient or to another dentist. Please use the space provided on the mediation form to state the details of the problem specific to the treatment. Please be concise in your description. Copies of bills and receipts may also be attached with the form.
- The form should be mailed to NVDS at: Northern Virginia Dental Society 4330 Evergreen Lane, Suite N Annandale, VA 22003
- Once the form is completed and received, we will be happy to assist you in the mediation process. A mediator from the committee will be in touch with you over the phone. No mediation is done at the Society’s Central Office so it is not necessary for you to travel to Annandale.
This form can also be used to state a problem that does not require mediation but which you would like to make a matter of record. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Northern Virginia Dental Society at 703-642-5297.